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easy rum balls

Rum Balls

Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

RumBalls are a fun holiday treat made with a blend of crushed wafers, adusting of cocoa powder, pecans, and spiced alcohol, all decoratedwith sprinkles.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rum Balls
Servings: 32 pieces
Calories: 92 kcal
Author: Marionela Tiron


  • 2.5 cups ground vanilla wafers 75 cookies
  • 1 1/4 cup ground pecans or walnuts
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar plus more for rolling
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder plus more for rolling
  • ¼ cup spiced rum or cognac
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles or coconut flakes for rolling


  1. In a large bowl, whisk to combine the dry ingredients, in another medium bowl the wet ingredients.
  2. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir together until fully combined.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Roll 1 tablespoon-sized balls of the mixture between your hands and roll the rum balls in your choice of coconut flakes, cocoa powder, or sprinkles. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Rum Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 36mg2%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.